Three Ways to use Social Security Online

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist There are many online sources for Social Security information, but you need to make sure you’re getting the right information.  By using http://www.ssa.gov, you know that what you’re reading and watching is approved by our experts and specifically created for you. Here are three of our resources where you can find valuable information about your Social … Continue reading Three Ways to use Social Security Online

See Your Lifetime Earnings with My Social Security

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Did you know you can see your work history online all the way back to your first job?  Your earnings history is a record of your progress toward your Social Security benefits.  We keep track of your earnings so we can pay you the benefits you’ve earned over your lifetime.  This is why reviewing your Social … Continue reading See Your Lifetime Earnings with My Social Security

Social Security Informing You About Recent Scams

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist The most effective way to defeat scammers is to know how to identify scams.  You should just hang up on any call you’re uncertain of and ignore suspicious emails.  Scammers are always finding new ways to steal your money and personal information by exploiting your fears. One common tactic scammers use is posing as federal agents … Continue reading Social Security Informing You About Recent Scams

Social Security Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist At SSA, we strive to deliver great customer service and easy-to-access information about our services.  If Spanish is your primary language, you can visit http://www.ssa.gov/espanol, our Spanish-language website. There, you can find information about how to get a Social Security card, plan for retirement, apply for benefits, manage your benefits, and much more. Spanish-speaking customers wishing … Continue reading Social Security Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Five Reasons to Use my Social Security

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist There are countless reasons why you can benefit from using your personal my Social Security account.  Here are five that highlight why opening an account today can help you and the people you love. Saving you time There’s no need to leave your home when using the features of my Social Security.  You may think you … Continue reading Five Reasons to Use my Social Security

Changing Your Direct Deposit Information with Social Security

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Change happens.  We get it.  The most convenient way to change your direct deposit information with us is by creating a my Social Security account online at http://www.ssa.gov/myaccount. Once you create your account, you can update your bank information without leaving the comfort of your home. Because we are committed to protecting your personal information, we … Continue reading Changing Your Direct Deposit Information with Social Security

Social Security – 85 Years of Serving People Like You

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist We take pride in having provided vital benefits and services to this great nation for 85 years.  America has a diverse population with a variety of needs.  With our diverse population in mind, we’ve created webpages that speak directly to groups of people who may need information about our programs and services.  These pages are easy … Continue reading Social Security – 85 Years of Serving People Like You

Ways to Stay Active

By Sheila Robison, MiCAFE at Elder Law of Michigan We have all heard and read though ways to stay healthy. We all know the benefits of daily exercise and the reason behind it. We know exercising regularly is the right thing to do for optimal health purposes. It’s not just our doctor who tells us this. Being active is ideal and will give us maximum energy and … Continue reading Ways to Stay Active

(Mid-America Pension Rights Project): A Working-Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems

By Sandra Wisnewski, Director of the Mid-America Pension Rights Project at Elder Law of Michigan The Mid-America Pension Rights Project (MAPRP) assists clients with pension and 401(k) issues. There are no age or income restrictions and there is never a charge for the services. The Pension Project works to find answers and solutions to your pension-related problem. Just ask Mr. H. Mr. H was 63 when he first contacted the project. He … Continue reading (Mid-America Pension Rights Project): A Working-Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems